Thursday, March 6, 2014

Oil pulling. Yep, I did it.

One teaspoon of unfiltered, organic coconut oil.
I've been reading a lot about the ancient Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling and finally tried it this morning. Enticed by the promise of whiter teeth, reduced sinus congestion, better sleep and a myriad of other health benefits, I put a teaspoon of solid coconut oil in my mouth and held it there, swirling and swishing it over teeth and tongue, for twenty minutes. The one problem I hope to correct tomorrow morning? The solid bit. Not the greatest sensation. In fact, kind of gross. In the future, I will melt it before swishing. But, over all, not too bad. My teeth feel great and the twenty minutes went by quickly as I got ready for my day. I will continue this for a couple of weeks and report back on my progress. Meanwhile, I'm suddenly craving a pina colada.